Laguna Beach Engagement : Mike + Monique

Laguna Beach Engagement : Mike + Monique

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It’s been said that women possess certain characteristics that can make a man stop in his tracks and notice–quite possibly–she sparkles. Not literally, but in this invisible way that draws him into her gravitational pull and circle her with delight and intrigue. Monique is one of those girls. Just ask Mike.

They were introduced by friends out one night while in Arizona. Monique chatted with Mike and with every syllable, she called into a different part of Mike’s soul. Yes, this girl sparkled. When she asked if he’d like to join her the following day for a sporting event, he casually agreed. You like sports, don’t you, she queried. He simply responded yes and then coyly smiled because she had no idea he was a professional baseball player. Monique and Mike hung out the following day. And the following day. And followed the same pattern until they found themselves on a private tour of the Vatican months later when Mike dropped to his knee and proposed to Monique. Totally befitting, he gave the girl who sparkled a very sparkly ring.

Mike and Monique are marrying this July at the St. Regis Monarch Beach and I’m incredibly excited to work with them and Michelle of Details Details for a splendid day ringing in Independence Day. Yes, they’re marrying on the 4th of July and we expect a lot of sparks to fly! I had a blast shooting their Laguna Beach engagement session and I can’t wait to hang out again soon…

I wish the Good Lord would’ve blessed me with legs like Monique’s. F’real.

Only these two could make a utility shack in Laguna Beach look good…

Rawr.

That’s riiiight…Mike can bring his a-game to working it for photos as well as on the baseball field…

Then things got a little steamy…

Mike, you’ve never looked better than with Monique in your life! 😉

To see more of their Laguna Beach engagement session, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. Simone Anne -

    Oh my gosh! She’s GORGEOUS! 😀 love the images! 😀

      4.22.10 - 7:54 pm

  2. Kira -

    OMG! Monique is drop dead gorgeous! Yes, God didn’t bless me with legs like that either… apparently we need to have a talk.

    Beautiful as always, Jasmine!! =)

      4.22.10 - 7:58 pm

  3. Laura Lawson -

    Well done J*! As always, the photos are made even better (hard to believe) with your storytelling abilities! Love this post girl

      4.22.10 - 7:58 pm

  4. Susannah -

    wow! what a gorgeous couple…she really does shine! I love the picture of her in the hat with him hugging from behind! so lovely!

      4.22.10 - 7:59 pm

  5. Samantha Stortecky -

    OH MY GOSHHH. I’m completely in love with the photographs of Monique with the straw hat, on the beach! Talk about gorgeous! Great job Jasmine.

      4.22.10 - 8:00 pm

  6. Harmony Loves -

    oh-so-gorgeous! and sexy and steamy! way to go Jas!

      4.22.10 - 8:01 pm

  7. alex.kruk -

    Beautiful Jasmine! Beautiful! Love every single one!

      4.22.10 - 8:01 pm

  8. Beria Charles -

    Beautiful!!!! Jazzzz you are awesome!

      4.22.10 - 8:02 pm

  9. tracy -

    she’s got killer legs! They are a gorgeous couple!

      4.22.10 - 8:03 pm

  10. Michelle -

    Hot, hot ,hot!!! These are beautiful, sexy, classy and fun all at the same time. Love them all! Great job and can’t wait to see what you do at their wedding!!

      4.22.10 - 8:05 pm

  11. Spring -

    I LOVE that last one!!!! What a cool shot.

      4.22.10 - 8:06 pm

  12. September Roberts -

    Love these…stunning photos!!!

      4.22.10 - 8:08 pm

  13. Marilyn Sanchez -

    Gurl,…. You rocked it. These two look spectacular! Great Job!

      4.22.10 - 8:09 pm

  14. Christie -

    Yea, I wish I would have been gifted with legs like that, too. And the hair. And the waist. And the smile. …ahh, man. I need to go to the gym and make a hair appointment now. hahahaha Fabulous images!

      4.22.10 - 8:09 pm

  15. Devan -

    Beautiful!!! She looks like….
    YOU!!!

      4.22.10 - 8:10 pm

  16. Kelsey -

    These are fabulous! Love the utility shack with the chipping paint LOVE!!! Also love that his first team to play with was the Mariners. Seattle girl here 🙂

      4.22.10 - 8:11 pm

  17. Judie -

    Gorgeous!! Absolutely Gorgeous!

      4.22.10 - 8:13 pm

  18. Liz Ramirez -

    Wow, such beautiful pics!

      4.22.10 - 8:13 pm

  19. Brie -

    Um… WOW. Soooo gorgeous. I love the one with just her in the hat. And yes, her legs are niiiice. (And I’m not creepy at all.)

      4.22.10 - 8:14 pm

  20. Diandra -

    I love her shoes! And she kind of looks like she could be related to you!

      4.22.10 - 8:14 pm

  21. Jessica W. -

    Gorgeous photos and such a beautiful couple!! I love the shot of him through her legs!!!

      4.22.10 - 8:15 pm

  22. Stacey -

    Wowza! What a stunning couple! They really do make their surroundings shine and look like they have a ton of fun together. Great job, Jasmine! 🙂

      4.22.10 - 8:16 pm

  23. Ciara -

    Jasmine, these are gorgeous. I could look at them all day. You have such talent.

      4.22.10 - 8:18 pm

  24. Amanda Nicole Photography -

    WOW WOW WOW

      4.22.10 - 8:20 pm

  25. margaret -

    crazy HOT!!

      4.22.10 - 8:20 pm

  26. Ben Godkin -

    Woah! Steamy session! Great photos!

      4.22.10 - 8:23 pm

  27. melanie janse -

    awesome work once again !

      4.22.10 - 8:26 pm

  28. Larry Reeves -

    Killer shots, Jasmine! It’s also nice to note that my friend, Jeremy Reed, also started his MLB Career with the Mariners. Cool stuff!

      4.22.10 - 8:30 pm

  29. Brianna -

    The pics are awesome! I love them!

      4.22.10 - 8:30 pm

  30. Erika Jackson -

    Absolutely delightful. Awesome, Jasmine!

      4.22.10 - 8:31 pm

  31. Leyla -

    Rawr is RIGHT!! What a good looking couple! These photos are incredible!! I love the one with her in the hat and him holding her… Absolutely STUNNING!!! I love beach shoots!!

      4.22.10 - 8:35 pm

  32. Natasha C -

    WOW!! HOT STUFF!!!

      4.22.10 - 8:42 pm

  33. Melissa Papaj Photography -

    I do have to agree! What gorgeous legs! Nice work and beautiful couple!

      4.22.10 - 8:42 pm

  34. anda -

    wow. these are amazing, jasmine!

      4.22.10 - 8:43 pm

  35. s h e r r y -

    Holy goodness. These are SMOKIN’. Monique has AMAZING legs… Wowee. The lighting on the beach is fabulous too… Oh man!

      4.22.10 - 8:43 pm

  36. Melissa -

    OOOH how great are these pics!!! Am making Laguan Beach a must see while visiting Ca. this summer!

      4.22.10 - 8:46 pm

  37. CarleeMerissa -

    Breath taking pictures Jasmine!! So gorgeous.

      4.22.10 - 8:49 pm

  38. angela Cardenas -

    AWESOME!!!! i love these photos!!! =D

      4.22.10 - 8:52 pm

  39. Edmund I. -

    Hey! Is that Mike Hampton the pitcher!? COOOOOOL!

      4.22.10 - 8:53 pm

  40. Julie Hartman -

    Amazing!! I can’t wait to shoot this good. It might take me a while but I’m gonna get there one day 🙂 You inspire me Jasmine!

      4.22.10 - 8:56 pm

  41. Karen Taggart -

    Wow! Sexy without crossing "that line". Nicely done!!!

      4.22.10 - 8:58 pm

  42. Dennis Bullock -

    so great Jasmine!

      4.22.10 - 8:58 pm

  43. Mona -

    Wow, really hot couple!
    Your pics are amazing, they are always amazing 🙂
    Greetings from Austria/Europe!
    Mona

      4.22.10 - 9:02 pm

  44. Brittani -

    WOW you nailed it when you said she sparkles. These are great photos. Pretty daring and fun at the end there! Gave a little piece of them to us! Great photos

      4.22.10 - 9:08 pm

  45. LEOLAK -

    SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS……that’s the sizzle of heat coming off these photos! Awesome! Gorgeous pics and gorgeous couple!

      4.22.10 - 9:13 pm

  46. Sara M -

    I’m so jealous…You got to meet Mike Hampton! I absolutely adored him the 1st time he pitched for the Astros and now he’s there again. They are a beautiful couple and the pictures…Well they speak for themselves. AMAZING!!!

      4.22.10 - 9:14 pm

  47. Krissy -

    Fantastic Jasmine…

      4.22.10 - 9:28 pm

  48. Cherisse -

    WOW! What a gorgeous couple & J* you rocked this session! GURL!

      4.22.10 - 9:29 pm

  49. Chris Myers -

    I love these! I didn’t even realize he was in the second photo till I looked at it again! WOW, great work

      4.22.10 - 9:29 pm

  50. Marissa Nicole -

    These are some of these best pictures I have ever seen. AH-MA-Z-ING! Holy Crap! Definitely gained some inspiration for some pictures. Girl you rock!

      4.22.10 - 10:07 pm

  51. Courtney Beck -

    Oh I love all of these but I absolutely love the second hat one!!!!

      4.22.10 - 10:10 pm

  52. Mikaela -

    Love, love, LOVE!!!

      4.22.10 - 10:25 pm

  53. Michelle -

    I loved them Jasmine! The second hat one took my breath away, beautiful!

      4.22.10 - 10:27 pm

  54. Sanna Ek -

    You’re pictures are so amazing – YOU are amazing! 🙂 such an inspiration.

      4.22.10 - 10:43 pm

  55. Alexandra -

    flawless photos as usual 🙂

      4.22.10 - 11:07 pm

  56. Angel Canary -

    Wooooowww! Steamy, hawt and fun!!!

      4.22.10 - 11:09 pm

  57. Jacob Bergmeier -

    Lovely outing. The beautiful light and awesome exposures accentuate their striking smiles. You really caught their essence and you definitely hit a home run with this session.

      4.22.10 - 11:37 pm

  58. Tony Harrison -

    Some really inspiring shots here Jasmine, thanks for sharing with us. Love your posing techniques.

    Attending Jerry G’s workshop in June, can’t wait – he speaks really highly of you.

      4.23.10 - 12:05 am

  59. Ami @ Elizabeth Anne Designs -

    love it. 🙂 i met mike when he was pitching for the braves, super nice guy!

      4.23.10 - 12:14 am

  60. gladys jem -

    wow! they’re gorge, and i love her hat. btw. is her second dress from bcbg? because if it is, then your brides do shop at the same stores 😉

      4.23.10 - 12:44 am

  61. Jenger -

    She’s pretty! She looks like she could be your sister or cousin or something.

      4.23.10 - 1:08 am

  62. Christine -

    Ok. So it must be said. She looks like you. Or you look like her. Whatevs. You’re both beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 Hot session, J!!! 🙂 xoxox

      4.23.10 - 1:52 am

  63. Jenny Sun -

    i loooooooove the one of her with the hat!! its so editorial and gorgeous! This whole set makes me smile 😀

      4.23.10 - 2:03 am

  64. MelissaFoscardo -

    Wow, these are smokin’ hot! Beautiful couple and I love the way you wrote their story…beautiful as well.

      4.23.10 - 2:21 am

  65. AbiQ -

    Dang! What a smoking couple! Pictures are pretty steller too!

      4.23.10 - 2:33 am

  66. Dawn Spinella -

    HOT HOT HOT!!! What a fun couple to shoot!

      4.23.10 - 2:42 am

  67. Megan Beth -

    Holy legs batman. I adore this session, way to rock it!

      4.23.10 - 2:48 am

  68. Marissa Rodriguez -

    Hot, hot, hot!

      4.23.10 - 3:44 am

  69. Rory Mole -

    Hey there Jasmine, Wow, what a beautiful couple. Why is it….. that you always seem to land clients who are just fantastic looking… or better still, your photography makes them look that way.

      4.23.10 - 5:10 am

  70. Girish -

    Beautiful photographs.

    Wonderful shots really. I love the light and sharpness.

      4.23.10 - 5:49 am

  71. Rae Threnoworth -

    What a hot couple – beautiful photos Jasmine! U capture the light so beautifully!

      4.23.10 - 6:34 am

  72. Stella -

    These are just gorgeous!!!! Love them all!

      4.23.10 - 7:35 am

  73. Heather LaBone -

    I agree with Megan…Holly legs!! Love the hat photo. Hot!! Incredible as always. Still wish I could get my photos that sharp! Not sure what I am doing wrong.

      4.23.10 - 9:36 am

  74. Bethany -

    Holy Moly, these are gorgeous.

      4.23.10 - 10:26 am

  75. Jess -

    oh. my. goodness. what a beautiful couple, and gorgeous pictures! ps… you and monique totally could be sisters!

      4.23.10 - 11:08 am

  76. Kim Cavanagh -

    Amazing! She is stunning, what a sexy session.

      4.23.10 - 11:47 am

  77. Fabrice Lambert -

    So gorgeous!!! Really amazing couple… a "big block" with a model! Beautiful – and hard to control – light!!!

      4.23.10 - 11:57 am

  78. Lisa -

    Wow J*! These photos are fabulous! I love the one where her hat is covering one of her eyes. Beautiful. Great job as always!

      4.23.10 - 12:54 pm

  79. nikki -

    You guys could seriously be twins or sisters at least. So beautiful.

      4.23.10 - 12:57 pm

  80. mag -

    these are so hot!

      4.23.10 - 1:45 pm

  81. Jen Madigan Photography -

    Wow, I wish I had legs like that too! What a gorgeous couple – and fantastic photos as always.

      4.23.10 - 2:28 pm

  82. Kaysha -

    Work it girl!! I’d kill for legs like that!! 😉

      4.23.10 - 2:33 pm

  83. Megan (Best of Fates) -

    Gorgeous! (the photography and the couple)

      4.23.10 - 3:32 pm

  84. nena -

    Such a gorgeous couple and amazing photos of them! One day you’ll be my wedding photographer too! =-)

      4.23.10 - 3:36 pm

  85. Celesa -

    Wow…. these are AMAZING! She is beautiful and he is handsome. I’m sure you had a blast with this couple. Great pictures! Love them.

      4.23.10 - 3:41 pm

  86. Molly -

    I love these engagements! There is something different about them. I think it’s that they have some sex appeal. I love it!

      4.23.10 - 3:55 pm

  87. Leandra -

    The glowy photo of her with the hat: perfection. I LOVE it!

      4.23.10 - 3:59 pm

  88. amanda thiessen -

    love the passion in these!!

      4.23.10 - 4:45 pm

  89. Leilani Tucker -

    Seriously steamy!! Love ’em

      4.23.10 - 5:44 pm

  90. Anne Adams -

    She looks a lot like you in the first photo! Super cute, love the colors!

      4.23.10 - 5:55 pm

  91. Mikkel -

    You do look very much like sisters!

    I LOVE her white dress! Any idea where it’s from?

      4.23.10 - 6:12 pm

  92. Alison -

    Wow! They are both gorgeous, and yeah, I hear you on the legs… Look forward to seeing their wedding shots!

      4.23.10 - 6:42 pm

  93. Vanessa J. Del Pino -

    Love the last photo! Very sexy yet beautiful…Awesome photos!

      4.23.10 - 7:45 pm

  94. Willa Kveta Photography -

    Gorgeous shots with so much class! You captured their love so well, yet these shots feel like fashion combined with a couple in love! I bet they love them!

      4.23.10 - 9:26 pm

  95. Caitlin -

    These are gorgeous as usual!!! amazing job! Love them all.

      4.24.10 - 1:30 am

  96. Erica Velasco -

    Super cute! She totally looks like you.

      4.24.10 - 2:52 am

  97. Nicole Benitez -

    These are absolutely gorgeous!!

      4.24.10 - 3:32 am

  98. knico -

    Very nice!

      4.24.10 - 5:51 am

  99. Alicia Swedenborg -

    So many great poses! They feel posed but yet relaxed, love it!

      4.24.10 - 9:25 am

  100. Suki -

    Love the pictures on the beach. They are really hot 🙂
    You did a great job.

      4.24.10 - 10:07 am

  101. Terrah -

    At first I thought it was you in these photos! haha! Absolutely stunning couple.

      4.24.10 - 7:38 pm

  102. Jeannie -

    Great photos as always..SO funny that Brooksville where he is from is about an hour from where we live…such a small world./

      4.25.10 - 12:49 am

  103. feuza -

    sexy! especially that last one, love her second outfit and warmness of shots

      4.25.10 - 4:48 am

  104. Brian Fletcher -

    Beautiful shots!

      4.25.10 - 9:58 pm

  105. brandi w -

    Awesome awesome awesome shoot!!

      4.26.10 - 12:47 am

  106. Katelyn James -

    Beautiful as always.:) Can’t WAIT for the details of their big day!

      4.26.10 - 3:44 am

  107. Karen -

    Super gorgeous couple. =]

      4.26.10 - 3:58 am

  108. Stephanie Bachle -

    This is such a fun shoot! Your style rocks, J!

      4.27.10 - 1:59 am

  109. Alex Rubin -

    Super sexy shot 3rd from the bottom.

      4.28.10 - 4:27 am

  110. Chanelle Segerius-Bruce -

    love the golden beachy ones with the hat – very fashion

      4.30.10 - 9:24 pm

  111. Thomas Lester -

    Steamy for sure…. whew!

      5.1.10 - 3:30 pm

  112. Marco Markovich -

    So cool, so your style!

      5.18.10 - 9:09 am

  113. Krissy -

    i love the white dress! where did she get it???

      6.4.10 - 8:17 pm

  114. Laguna Beach Photographer -

    Good looking couple and fab job on the photos! I thought she was your sister at first glance!

      3.14.11 - 8:37 pm

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